difficult choice

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difficult choice

Postby solecyclist65 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:04 pm

Hi everyone im new to this forum but im looking for advice im in the market for a new road bike im considering the cube agree race which to me is excelllent value for money or the cannondale synapse carbon 105 which i hear s great for comfort etc Can anyone give me relevant information as to which one to choose! thanks!

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Re: difficult choice

Postby george-bob » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:59 am

try both out, pick which is more comfortable/cooler looking.

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Re: difficult choice

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:00 pm

george-bob wrote:try both out, pick which is more comfortable/cooler looking.


but more importantly, pick the one that is going to make you want to ride more.

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Re: difficult choice

Postby AL_SuperSix » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:52 pm

The Synapse is a pretty soft bike.. By soft I mean that it's design is focused on comfort and a more upright position at the sacrifice of speed and handling.. So unless you have big flexibility issues or big issues regarding comfort I would look elsewhere and check out the Cube. :)
I'm partial to Cannondales, the CAAD10 is a beast as well, same geometry as the Carbon SuperSix and you'll get a better groupo' for the same price as a Carbon Bike.. Something to consider anyway, good luck with your purchase.

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Re: difficult choice

Postby trek52 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:32 pm

Plus one on the caad 10

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Re: difficult choice

Postby pawnii » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:16 pm

my first bike was a Cube Peloton.
Cube Agree would be my choice
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Re: difficult choice

Postby Kwaichang » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:58 pm

I have a Synapse Carbon 5. Agreed the geometry is more relaxed than a Supersix / CAAD 10 but still a great bike IMO.
I guess it depends on how long you've been cycling? If you are relatively new to it a bike with some extra comfort is a good thing if you are building up in ride length. Image

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Re: difficult choice

Postby AL_SuperSix » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:18 pm

That's a nice looking Synapse. I should add to my original comment that they are a top bike, the Save feature in the rear stays and the seat tube, as well as the offset mounting points for the wheel on the front forks go a long way to making bad surfaces more tolerable apparently. I like that Cannondale have these features in their bikes. Plus from what I gather little to no stiffness in the frame is given up in the Synapse in trade for the increase in ride comfort and to do these longer rides comfort is a priority for sure.

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Re: difficult choice

Postby cubepeloton » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:14 pm

Hi threadstarter, I just bought my Cube Peloton Race 2012.

Did you buy the bike eventually? How are you finding it?

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